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Peter David Schroff

Peter David Schroff, American biochemical executive. Registered professional engineer, Illinois, Michigan, California. Rhodes scholar, 1948-1949, Setnam scholar, 1949-1951.


  • Schroff, Peter David was born on April 19, 1926 in Munich. Came to the United States, 1948. Son of David and Bonnie (Gora) Schroff.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Biochemistry, University London, 1948. Mark Scheme, university London, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1951.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Chemistry, Georgia State University, 1972.


    • Chief development engineer Fluor Products, Los Angeles, 1951-1955. Director reliability North America Rockwell, 1955-1970. Director new products and quality control General Diagnostics, Morris Plains, New Jersey, 1972-1979.

      Director advanced development Coulter Corporation, Hialiah, Florida, 1979-1982. Director life science Janssen Life Sciences, J & J Corporation, Piscataway, New Jersey, since 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Illinois, Michigan, California.


    • Author: Advances in Petroleum Chemistry and Refining, 1955. Contributor over 43 articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


    Member American Society Clinical Pathology, American Association Cost Engineers, American Society for Medical Technology, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Microbiology, National Society Histotechnology, National Society Professional Engineers Clubs: Toastmasters (Los Angeles) (president 1956). Lodges: Kiwanis (president Los Angeles club 1958).



    Chess, photography, sailing.


    • Married Brenda Llewellyn, October 20, 1971. Children: James, John.
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    Born April 19, 1926
    • 1948
      University London
    • 1949
      University London
    • 1951
      Michigan State University
    • 1972
      Georgia State University
    • 1951 - 1955
      Chief development engineer, Fluor Products
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1955 - 1970
      director, reliability North America Rockwell
    • 1972 - 1979
      director, new products and quality control General Diagnostics
      Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      director, advanced development Coulter Corporation
      Florida, United States
    • 1982
      director, life science Janssen Life Sciences
      Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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